US Funds

Payden Corporate Bond Fund (PYACX)

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  • Overview
  • Portfolio Statistics
  • Performance & Expenses
  • Fund Commentary
Investment Strategy

The Payden Corporate Bond Fund’s strategy is to purchase investment-grade corporate bonds of companies that have leading market positions, strong cash flow generation, stable management teams and predictable earnings. The strategy’s focus is on bottom-up credit selection with an emphasis placed on adding issues with a near-term catalyst to outperform. Our credit research process looks to capitalize on opportunities in the corporate bond market across sectors and maturities; including the early identification of potential rising stars - companies that we believe will be upgraded to investment grade in the near term. A forward looking approach is taken to credit analysis. A priority is placed on assessing a company’s future trajectory and the corresponding risk and opportunities for bondholders under various scenarios. Up to 20% of fund assets may be below investment grade.

Role In Portfolio

Appropriate as a fixed-income holding for investors seeking a dedicated corporate bond strategy.

Fund Highlights
The fund is a well-diversified portfolio of U.S. dollar investment-grade corporate securities backed by extensive in-house credit research
It invests in credits across the full maturity spectrum and its duration and curve positioning are actively managed
The fund has the flexibility to opportunistically invest in below investment-grade securities and emerging-market debt
No loads or 12b-1 fees (other fees apply)
The value of an investment will generally fall when interest rates rise

Fund Snapshot
Fund Inception Date Mar 12, 2009
Ticker PYACX
CUSIP 704329366
Fund Total Net Assets $511.4 million
Benchmark BLOOMBERG BARCLAYS US CORPORATE BOND INDEX
Net Expense Ratio 0.65%
Sales Charge None
Investment Minimum
Investor Class - Regular Account $5,000
Investor Class - IRA Account $2,000
Additional Investment$250

A Low Cost leader
Payden Corporate Bond Fund (PYACX) Morningstar average:
Corporate Bond
Net Expense Ratio 0.65% 0.87%

Quoted performance data represent past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For the most recent month-end performance, which may be higher or lower than that quoted, go to the Mutual Funds > Performance page on this website, or call 800 572-9336.

To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus, click on the Prospectuses & Reports link on the right side of this page, or call 800 572-9336. Before investing, investors should consider investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information, which are contained in these documents; read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investment in foreign securities offers different rewards and challenges from investing in domestic securities, including changes in exchange rates, political changes, and differences in reporting standards, and for emerging-market securities, higher volatility. The Paydenfunds are distributed through Payden & Rygel Distributors, member FINRA.

Please note that by your use of this website and/or sending Payden & Rygel any information via this website, you acknowledge that any personal information you provide to us will be subject to our Privacy Notice set forth in Prospectus Appendix B here.

The investment strategy and investment management information presented on this website should not be construed to be formal financial planning advice or the formation of a financial manager/client relationship. Payden.com is an informative website designed to provide information to the general public based on our recommendations of investment management and investment strategies and is not designed to be representative of your own financial needs. Nor does the information contained herein constitute financial management advice. The firm makes no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy or legality of any information contained in this website, and assumes no liability for the use of said information. Be advised that as Internet communications are not always confidential, you provide our website your personal information at your own risk. Please do not make any decisions about any investment management or investment strategy matter without consulting with a qualified professional.

Portfolio Characteristics
Fund Inception Date Mar 12, 2009
Total Net Assets $511.4 million
Average Duration 8.6 years
Average Maturity 13.4 years
30-Day SEC Yield (12/31/20) 1.58%
30-Day SEC Yield (unsubsidized) 1.59%
Duration Breakdown
Years Percent of Portfolio
0-15%
1-313%
3-517%
5-711%
7-1019%
10+35%
Total 100%
Credit Breakdown
Credit Quality Percent of Portfolio
AAA1%
AA7%
A25%
BBB58%
BB7%
B1%
Unrated1%
Total 100%
Credit breakdown represents the lower of the ratings provided by Standard & Poor's and Moody's
Sector Breakdown
Sector Percent of Portfolio
Industrials52%
Financial Institutions38%
Utilities7%
Other3%
Total 100%

Quoted performance data represent past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For the most recent month-end performance, which may be higher or lower than that quoted, go to the Mutual Funds > Performance page on this website, or call 800 572-9336.

To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus, click on the Prospectuses & Reports link on the right side of this page, or call 800 572-9336. Before investing, investors should consider investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information, which are contained in these documents; read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investment in foreign securities offers different rewards and challenges from investing in domestic securities, including changes in exchange rates, political changes, and differences in reporting standards, and for emerging-market securities, higher volatility. The Paydenfunds are distributed through Payden & Rygel Distributors, member FINRA.

Please note that by your use of this website and/or sending Payden & Rygel any information via this website, you acknowledge that any personal information you provide to us will be subject to our Privacy Notice set forth in Prospectus Appendix B here.

The investment strategy and investment management information presented on this website should not be construed to be formal financial planning advice or the formation of a financial manager/client relationship. Payden.com is an informative website designed to provide information to the general public based on our recommendations of investment management and investment strategies and is not designed to be representative of your own financial needs. Nor does the information contained herein constitute financial management advice. The firm makes no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy or legality of any information contained in this website, and assumes no liability for the use of said information. Be advised that as Internet communications are not always confidential, you provide our website your personal information at your own risk. Please do not make any decisions about any investment management or investment strategy matter without consulting with a qualified professional.

    Number of funds
Overall 190
3 Year 190
Category: Corporate Bond 5 Year 136
Criterion: Risk-Adjusted Return 10 Year 89

Total Returns
YTD 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year 10 Year Since Inception
Quarter-end (12/31/2020) 8.64% 8.64% 6.43% 6.92% 6.16% 7.28%
Month-end (12/31/2020) 8.64% 8.64% 6.43% 6.92% 6.16% 7.28%
Yearly Returns
20208.64%
201914.46%
2018-3.05%
20178.53%
20166.82%
20151.15%
20149.14%
2013-0.39%
201212.32%
20115.41%
Expenses
Total Annual Operating Expense 0.65%
Net or Actual Operating Expense 0.65%

Quoted performance data represent past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For the most recent month-end performance, which may be higher or lower than that quoted, go to the Mutual Funds > Performance page on this website, or call 800 572-9336.

To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus, click on the Prospectuses & Reports link on the right side of this page, or call 800 572-9336. Before investing, investors should consider investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information, which are contained in these documents; read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investment in foreign securities offers different rewards and challenges from investing in domestic securities, including changes in exchange rates, political changes, and differences in reporting standards, and for emerging-market securities, higher volatility. The Paydenfunds are distributed through Payden & Rygel Distributors, member FINRA.

Please note that by your use of this website and/or sending Payden & Rygel any information via this website, you acknowledge that any personal information you provide to us will be subject to our Privacy Notice set forth in Prospectus Appendix B here.

The investment strategy and investment management information presented on this website should not be construed to be formal financial planning advice or the formation of a financial manager/client relationship. Payden.com is an informative website designed to provide information to the general public based on our recommendations of investment management and investment strategies and is not designed to be representative of your own financial needs. Nor does the information contained herein constitute financial management advice. The firm makes no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy or legality of any information contained in this website, and assumes no liability for the use of said information. Be advised that as Internet communications are not always confidential, you provide our website your personal information at your own risk. Please do not make any decisions about any investment management or investment strategy matter without consulting with a qualified professional.

(A) An overall rating is based on a weighted average of the fund’s ratings for the three-, five- and ten-year periods, if applicable. For each fund with at least a three-year history, Morningstar calculates a Morningstar Rating (based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a funds monthly performance (including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. The top 10% of funds in each category receive five stars and the next 22.5% receive four stars. Highly rated funds are defined as those that have a four or five star Morningstar rating. Data provided by Morningstar, Inc. Although gathered from reliable sources, data completeness and accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Morningstar is a registered trademark of Morningstar, Inc. and is not affiliated with Paydenfunds

Fund Commentary

MARKET
Corporate yields over similar-maturity U.S. Treasuries decreased by 0.08% to 0.96% on the final month of the year as vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer were given emergency approval, positive economic tailwinds began to surface, and investors looked past the rising virus cases globally. All-in yields on investment-grade corporate bonds fell 0.06% on the month to a yield of 1.74%. To finish off the year, corporates tightened similarly across the curve with all corporate indices tightening by 0.05%-0.07%.
After the record-breaking year of issuance, the final month saw $39 billion in supply which was still high relative to the prior four-year December average of $22 billion. The largest deal on the month was Morgan Stanley which issued $2.5 billion in six-year bonds. With that, the final tally for the year hit a record $1.76 trillion, 60% higher than 2019.

OUTLOOK
We are constructive on corporate credit and see continued fundamental improvement across a broad range of sectors. We believe growth will be fueled even further in 2021 as the vaccine becomes more widely distributed and global demand accelerates. We also expect the technical demand for credit to remain supportive of corporate yields over similar-maturity U.S. Treasuries even as the Federal Reserve’s bond-buying program came to a close on December 31st. Investors remain flush with cash and despite absolute low yields, investment-grade corporates offer a compelling yield pick-up over U.S. Treasuries.
We added exposure to the energy and automotive sectors where we see attractive risk-adjusted return profiles. We also continue to see value in top-tier global banks and have added more risk down the capital structure. Looking ahead, we believe corporate yields over similar-maturity U.S. Treasuries will remain relatively rangebound in 2021 with bouts of volatility driven by evolving expectations of the speed and success of the vaccine.

Quoted performance data represent past performance, which does not guarantee future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, so investors’ shares, when sold, may be worth more or less than their original cost. For the most recent month-end performance, which may be higher or lower than that quoted, go to the Mutual Funds > Performance page on this website, or call 800 572-9336.

To obtain a prospectus or summary prospectus, click on the Prospectuses & Reports link on the right side of this page, or call 800 572-9336. Before investing, investors should consider investment objectives, risks, charges, expenses and other important information, which are contained in these documents; read the prospectus carefully before investing. Investment in foreign securities offers different rewards and challenges from investing in domestic securities, including changes in exchange rates, political changes, and differences in reporting standards, and for emerging-market securities, higher volatility. The Paydenfunds are distributed through Payden & Rygel Distributors, member FINRA.

Please note that by your use of this website and/or sending Payden & Rygel any information via this website, you acknowledge that any personal information you provide to us will be subject to our Privacy Notice set forth in Prospectus Appendix B here.

The investment strategy and investment management information presented on this website should not be construed to be formal financial planning advice or the formation of a financial manager/client relationship. Payden.com is an informative website designed to provide information to the general public based on our recommendations of investment management and investment strategies and is not designed to be representative of your own financial needs. Nor does the information contained herein constitute financial management advice. The firm makes no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy or legality of any information contained in this website, and assumes no liability for the use of said information. Be advised that as Internet communications are not always confidential, you provide our website your personal information at your own risk. Please do not make any decisions about any investment management or investment strategy matter without consulting with a qualified professional.